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Saturday, 6 April 1935
Home International Championship 1934-35 (47th) Match

Scotland 2 England 0 [1-0]

Match Summary
Scotland Party

England Party

Hampden Park, Kinghorn Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Attendance: 129,693;
Receipts: £13,690; Kick-off tbc GMT
Live on Scottish Regional Radio (National Radio from 3.15pm, after Boat Race) - commentator: George Allison

Scotland - Douglas Duncan (headed in from a slow Napier corner 43, a jumping header from a Napier corner 50)
Results 1930-39

England won the toss, Scotland kicked-off.


Match Summary





Referee - Samuel Thompson
Belfast, Ireland
originally Ireland's W.R. Hamilton

Linesmen - Henry Nattrass, county Durham, and not known.

Teams presented to the Duke of York

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  

Scotland Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 12th to 10th
Colours: Dark blue shirts with white collars, white shorts, dark blue and white hooped socks.
Capt: Jimmy Simpson Selectors:
Trainer: Robert Manderston (Queen's Park FC)
The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members, chosen, following the inter-league match, on Monday, 1 April 1935.
Scotland Lineup
  Jackson, John 27 29 November 1906 G Chelsea FC, England 6 14 GA
  Anderson, Andrew 26 21 February 1909 RB Heart of Midlothian FC 8 0
  Cummings, George 21 5 June 1913 LB Partick Thistle FC 1 0
  Massie, Alexander 29 13 March 1906 RH Heart of Midlothian FC 9 0
  Simpson, James M. 26 29 October 1908 CH Rangers FC 3 0
  Brown, George C.P. 28 7 January 1907 LH Rangers FC 8 0
  Napier, Charles E. 24 8 October 1910 OR The Celtic FC 3 2
  Walker, Thomas 19 26 May 1915 IR Heart of Midlothian FC 2 0
  Gallacher, Hugh K. 32 2 February 1903 CF Derby County FC, England 20 24
  McPhail, Robert L. 29 25 October 1905 IL Rangers FC 12 4
Duncan, Douglas 25 14 October 1909 OL Derby County FC, England 6 5


Bobby Hogg (The Celtic FC) and Willie Miller (Partick Thistle FC, traveling reserves). James Dawson and Robert Main (both Rangers FC), Chic Geatons and Jimmy McGrory (both The Celtic FC), Bobby Ancell (St. Mirren FC), Matt Busby (Manchester City FC), Robert Donnelly (Partick Thistle FC) and James Connor (Sunderland AFC).
2-3-5 Jackson -
Anderson, Cummings -
Massie, Simpson, Brown -
Napier, Walker, Gallacher, McPhail, Duncan.


Age 26.0 Appearances/Goals 7.1 3.0


England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 3rd to 5th
Colours: The 1923 uniform - White collared jerseys, navy blue or black shorts, black socks topped with two white hoops
Capt: Eddie Hapgood, third captaincy. Selectors:
In charge: Henry J. Huband and Stanley F. Rous
Trainer: Tom Whittaker
The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following a trial match, on Monday, 1 April 1935.
164th match, W 105 - D 29 - L 30 - F 491 - A 185.
England Lineup
  Hibbs, E. Henry 28 27 May 1906 G Birmingham FC 22 24 GA
  Male, C. George 24 8 May 1910 RB Arsenal FC 3 0
  Hapgood, Edris A. 26 24 September 1908 LB Arsenal FC 11 0
  Britton, Clifford S. 25 27 August 1909 RH Everton FC 4 0
  Barker, John W. 29 27 February 1906 CH Derby County FC 4 0
  Alsford, Walter J. 23  6 November 1911 LH Tottenham Hotspur FC 1 0
  Geldard, Albert 20 11 April 1914 OR Everton FC 3 0
  Bastin, Clifford S., injured 22 14 March 1912 IR Arsenal FC 11 4
  Gurney, Robert 27 13 October 1907 CF Sunderland AFC 1 0
  Westwood, W. Raymond 22 14 April 1912 IL Bolton Wanderers FC 2 0
  Brook, Eric F. 27 27 November 1907 OL Manchester City FC 12 7


Tom Gardner (Aston Villa FC) and Raich Carter (Sunderland AFC).

team notes:

The original left-half was Manchester City FC's Jackie Bray, but on Tuesday, April 2, Bray was declared unfit to play and his place went to Alsford.
Bastin injured his knee early on and had to be carried off by Whittaker. But he soon resumed.
Harry Hibbs breaks Sam Hardy's record of the most appearances by the goalkeeper.
2-3-5 Hibbs -
Male, Hapgood -
Britton, Barker, Alsford -
Geldard, Bastin, Gurney, Westwood, Brook.


Age 24.8 Appearances/Goals 6.7 1.0


    Match Report


Scotland beat England at Hampden Park, Glasgow, on Saturday before the Duke of York and a crowd of 129,693 people by two goals to none, and as a result the two countries are bracketed together at the head of the International table...

Scotland's goal came two minutes before the interval. Walker forced a corner--Scotland's first--Napier took it, and there was an infinitesimal hesitation in the goal-mouth of which Duncan, coming up from nowhere, took full advantage. He got his head to the ball and Hibbs never had a chance...

...Actually Scotland only got one goal, four minutes from the restart. Napier took a corner-kick and Hibbs pushed the ball round the post ; another corner. Again Napier took it, and the ball swung into the goal-mouth, where Duncan's head helped it into the net. Intelligent anticipation--one of the most precious attributes in all ball games. - The Times - Monday 8th April, 1935

Source Notes

According to the grandson of Cambridge University's Harry Rose, his grandfather was a reserve for this match. There is no contemporary evidence to support this. But we have made a note, regardless.

Scottish Football Association
Scotland - The Complete International Record: Richard Keir
London Hearts
original newspaper reports
FA Yearbooks 1950-60
Alexander Rose